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Vernon Hills | Kids

Shaping the lives of children as they grow in their understanding of who God is and what He’s doing in the world!

We've created a safe and caring environment – we celebrate milestones in your child’s life, including child dedication. Kids spend time in Bible lessons, sing worship songs, do crafts and play games!

If you'll be bringing your kids to church for the first time, please fill out this short form and let us know you'll be attending. When you arrive, stop by one of our Welcome Desks; we’d love to meet you!

When We Meet

Orchard Kids | Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

  • Infants to 5th Grade

Awana | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Awana, our mid-week program, is a ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him. Awana clubs are a place where children 3-years-old to 5th grade can play games, memorize Bible verses and learn Bible lessons. We meet during the school year, September to April. 

Awana Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open.

Online Resources 

We use the Gospel Project's online curriculum to allow children to grow in their understanding of the Bible at home throughout the week. You can find resources here:
Preschool & Kindergarten
1st-5th Grades
Sermon Notes for Kids

Security

All Orchard Kids are required to check in at one of our kiosks to receive a child check-in nametag and a classroom ticket to give to their teacher. Parents will receive a text message with their child’s pick-up claim tag. The parent number used for check in is printed on your child’s name tag. In the event the teacher needs to reach you, they will text using that cell phone number. All of our volunteers are background-checked, screened and trained.

Contact

Victoria Paul, Director of Children's Ministries

FAQs

There are always at least two screened ministry volunteers present in each classroom to ensure the safety and security of your children.

If your child has a severe food allergy, please let us know when you sign in or on the registration card so we are aware of the specific allergy and its severity. Additionally, we try to stay away from common food allergies with our snacks, such as nuts.

Yes! Child dedication is an acknowledgment by parents that they have been entrusted with their child by God. It is also a commitment to teach, train and model godliness for your child—a pledge you are asked to take publicly, before God and our church family.

Please fill out a child dedication request form if you’re interested in dedicating your child and our staff will be in touch with you about the next child dedication dates and meetings.